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Imagine being trapped on a Boeing 747 as it spirals out of control and nosedives straight towards the sea.

Imagine being trapped on a Boeing 747 as it spirals out of control and nosedives straight towards the Pacific Ocean thousands of metres below. And living to tell the tale.

The thirteen part series, Air Crash Investigation returns for its eleventh season to examine some of the worst air crashes in history using dramatic re-enactments, gripping archival news footage, survivor and rescuer testimony and state-of-the-art computer generated images (CGI) to reveal how each of the crashes and the investigations have actually improved flight safety over the years. Each episode of Air Crash Investigationpainstakinglyrecreates each plane crash with rigorous historical accuracy and then breaks down each important discovery of the consequent investigation to reveal the cause of the crash and how it ultimately has made air travel safer than ever.

EPISODE GUIDE

  • Air Crash Investigation 13: Fight To The Death
    Investigators must rely on a reconstruction along with witness statements to determine what went wrong when a plane crashes after take-off.
  • Air Crash Investigation 13: Investigators must rely on a reconstruction along with witness statements to determine what went wrong when a plane crashes after take-off.
    Investigators must rely on a reconstruction along with witness statements to determine what went wrong when a plane crashes after take-off.
  • Air Crash Investigation 13: Military investigators work with the NTSB to identify what happened when a Marine Corps F-4 Phantom collided with a Hughes Airwest DC-9.
    Military investigators work with the NTSB to identify what happened when a Marine Corps F-4 Phantom collided with a Hughes Airwest DC-9.
  • Air Crash Investigation 13: Speed Trap
    Military investigators work with the NTSB to identify what happened when a Marine Corps F-4 Phantom collided with a Hughes Airwest DC-9.
  • Air Crash Investigation 13: When a flight from Zurich crash-lands, killing everyone on board, the discovery of drugs among the wreckage suggests an alarming explanation.
    When a flight from Zurich crash-lands, killing everyone on board, the discovery of drugs among the wreckage suggests an alarming explanation.
  • Air Crash Investigation 13: Just after taking off, Air Florida Flight 90 plunges into the frozen Potomac River. It takes an ingenious experiment to uncover why it happened.
    Just after taking off, Air Florida Flight 90 plunges into the frozen Potomac River. It takes an ingenious experiment to uncover why it happened.
  • Air Crash Investigation 13: When American Airlines Flight 587 crashed into Queens, New York after 9/11, it was considered an act of terror Ð until evidence proved otherwise.
    When American Airlines Flight 587 crashed into Queens, New York after 9/11, it was considered an act of terror Ð until evidence proved otherwise.
  • Air Crash Investigation 13: Qantas 32: Titanic In The Sky
    It's up to investigators to figure out why the engine of of Qantas Flight 32 exploded and whether every other A380 is at risk.
  • Air Crash Investigation 13: It's up to investigators to figure out why the engine of of Qantas Flight 32 exploded and whether every other A380 is at risk.
    It's up to investigators to figure out why the engine of of Qantas Flight 32 exploded and whether every other A380 is at risk.
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